Day 114 – To start the day once again there are cars parked on the sidewalk. I know this is getting old already but I am doing this everyday so we have the necessary documentation to prove that cars are parking everywhere.
Remember yesterday when I told you about a resident that came outside and said she was hungry, well today I found out that same resident went to the hospital. The member that was talking to her yesterday was very upset because she had hoped to see her again today.
One of the family members that visits often told me that the place smelled like urine and that the resident that they were visiting was complaining about being hungry as well. The family member brought some snacks for the resident and the resident gobbled them right down, you would think this is an indication that the resident was hungry. When the staff was asked about the food, they stated the resident ate lunch, but as I understand the resident can’t feed themself. So is it if the resident can’t feed themselves they just don’t eat?
I also told you about the new cameras that the nursing home installed, well now look what they did…
They added a light above the new camera that is directly video taping the unions mobile office, this is in direct violation of the NLRB ruling which told the nursing home to cease and desist from all video taping of union activities including strike related activities. But they again Helen seems to disregard everything that the NLRB tells her to do.
Speaking of the NLRB, there was an article in Crain’s New York about the strike which indicates that the NLRB might not be taking Helen’s actions so lightly. They are seriously considering granting the unions request for an injunction, this would allow the workers to go back to work possibly as early as next week. You can read the article here:
I would suggest to everyone to keep the pressure on the Department of Health and also make your feelings known to the NLRB as well, tell them that you support the unions request for an injunction to end this almost 4 month long strike.
Also today I was able to get some pictures from the back of the house the nursing home has basically abandoned. Here is more of the blight Helen has brought to this community without facing any penalties.
Broken windows everywhere…
The eves are falling down…
Lastly today I attended the community council meeting at the 50th precinct. We brought many of our concerns to the Captain and he said he would address each of them and take the necessary actions. At the meeting there was a surprise for Detective Rodriguez, we all know he is retiring after many years of service here at the 50th. He was honored by many of the old 50 Captains who have since moved on to become Inspectors and we all celebrated with a cake in his honor. Congratulations Louie, we wish you the best in whatever plans you have for the future.
Till tomorrow, STAND STRONG!